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Dept. of Interior seeks dismissal of MGM lawsuit over East Windsor...

In its motion, Interior argues that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act cited by MGM is not relevant to the case because the nations are not looking to build a casino on tribal lands.

MGM Resorts sues Interior Department to halt East Windsor casino

“MGM pursues litigation because that's what MGM does,” said Andrew Doba, spokesman for the tribes' MMCT joint venture.

Connecticut tribes reject Lamont’s casino proposal

The two federally recognized tribes aren't willing to trade their already approved joint venture in East Windsor for the rights to a Bridgeport casino.

Bridgeport casino proposal backed by bipartisan group of state legislators

But a spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont said the proposed bill "falls short of what the governor wants for Bridgeport."

Tribes’ last-minute proposal for Bridgeport casino appears to fail

The proposal "puts the state at increased and immediate litigation risk from multiple parties," according to a spokesperson for Gov. Ned Lamont.

Mashantuckets, state withdraw casino lawsuit against Interior Department

The suit alleged that the agency failed to take action on approving the East Windsor facility due to pressure from MGM Resorts and Republican lawmakers in Nevada.

U.S. Interior Dept. gives nod to East Windsor casino; MGM vows...

“We believe our proposed world-class entertainment complex in Bridgeport is the best option for creating new jobs and revenue, and we will vigorously advocate for our legal rights,” said MGM Resorts International.

AG Jepsen: Tribes need federal approval before starting East Windsor casino

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is warning the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes not to move forward with plans to build and open a new casino in East Windsor without federal regulatory approval.

Tribes claim state will lose big if new casinos are allowed

The report by a consultant to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes maintains that a new casino would need to generate $1.083 billion in gross gaming revenue annually to offset revenue lost from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

Demolition work starts for East Windsor casino without federal approval

At a ceremony yesterday, demolition of a shuttered movie theater began at the site that is planned for a 100,000-square-foot casino.

Public hearing to be held on competitive bidding for Bridgeport casino...

MGM, which has proposed a $675 million waterfront casino for Bridgeport, has been lobbying for open competition for about a year,

Lawmakers seek probe on indecision of CT gaming pact amendment

The senators claimed MGM Resorts International, which is opening a casino in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, had lobbied Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to block the East Windsor project.

New bill seeks competitive bidding on casinos in Connecticut

“A competitive process will bring Connecticut the best deal, in terms of jobs, economic development, community benefits and support for our local businesses,” start Rep. Chris Rosario said.

New reports detail MGM Resorts’ lobbying on Connecticut gaming

Two new reports are highlighting the financial and political investments that MGM Resorts International has made to secure a stake in Connecticut’s casino industry.

MGM Resorts responds to tribes’ interest in Bridgeport casino

MGM Resorts International sent a letter to the governor and lawmakers that challenged the state to opening the bidding process to nontribal entities.